Ravens: Marquise Brown still plagued by his inconsistencies

Marquise Brown, Ravens Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
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Ravens, Marquise Brown
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Brown is a very good catcher of the football. He has displayed that throughout his NFL and college career.

He has no shortage of catches highlighting his ability to track the ball very well, reach away from his body to catch with his hands, and difficult or spectacular catches under contact or on the sideline.

The common thread with his drops has been they were ultimately simple catches to make. What’s more, they come in bunches.

Once he drops the ball once or feels he should have made a catch, he starts to think too much about catching the ball, leading to concentration drops. He simply presses too hard and seemingly tries to catch the ball before it even reaches his hands.

On one hand, this is fixable — he can do the physical skill, after all — but it is a simple problem that can derail any wide receiver’s career.

While injuries have been somewhat of an issue for Brown, when he has been on the field it has been a mixed bag of results.

At times he has shown his big-play ability, being a deep threat, a run after the catch threat, and has shown more than enough ability to make spectacular catches in big moments.

The issue has been tying it together on a regular basis and being able to be that threat in every game he plays — like the top receivers in the game.

These issues with drops are the largest manifestation of his inconsistencies, and the Ravens are only getting healthier and better at the receiver position.

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Hollywood must figure it out quickly before he finds himself dropping down the depth chart.